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Two California men arrested, accused of trying to support Islamic State

WASHINGTON  - Two California men accused of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group have been arrested, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. Federal prosecutors allege that both men intended to travel overse...
by Tech Pinoy on May 22, 2015

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands -USGS

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6...
by Tech Pinoy on May 22, 2015

Pentagon chief says more work needed in sexual assault fight

WASHINGTON - Sexual assault in the U.S. military remains far too common despite a 27 percent drop in the number of incidents over the past two years, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday as the Pentagon released its annual report on the proble...
by Tech Pinoy on May 1, 2015

California sheriff suspends 10 deputies in beating of fleeing horseman

LOS ANGELES - The sheriff of San Bernardino County, California, said on Friday he has suspended 10 deputies involved in the videotaped beating of a suspect who appeared to have surrendered and was lying on the ground after making a failed getaway att...
by Tech Pinoy on Apr 10, 2015

Roxas not even thinking of being VP Binay's running mate in 2016

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has shot down any chance that he would even consider being the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 elections, a report from GMA's “24 Oras” said on Friday. “Kahit kailan, kahit papaano hinding h...
by Tech Pinoy on Apr 10, 2015

‘Iron Man 3′ kicks off US, Canada run with $15.6 mln ticket sales

NEW YORK: International hit "Iron Man 3" flew into U.S. and Canadian theaters, kicking off Hollywood's summer blockbuster season with $15.6 million in ticket sales late Thursday and early Friday. The superhero sequel from Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) Mar...
by CNews on May 5, 2013

Chinese dissident urges U.S. to ensure family’s fair treatment

NEW YORK: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng called on the United States on Friday to ensure his family in China would be treated fairly, saying his imprisoned nephew was not receiving proper medical care from Chinese authorities, whom he accused of "...
by CNews on May 3, 2013

Saudi Arabia to allow women’s sports clubs – paper

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is to license women's sports clubs for the first time, al-Watan daily reported, in a major step for an ultra-religious country where clerics have warned against female exercise.
by CNews on Mar 30, 2013

Iran says progress made in U.N. nuclear talks

DUBAI: Iran said it had made some progress in resolving its disputes with the U.N.
by CNews on Jan 19, 2013

Julia Roberts to star in HBO film on early AIDS epidemic

LOS ANGELES: Julia Roberts will star as a paraplegic physician treating patients early in the AIDS epidemic in the stage-to-screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning drama "The Normal Heart," U.S.
by CNews on Jan 4, 2013

New Zealand rest Bracewell for South Africa ODIs

WELLINGTON: New Zealand have left Doug Bracewell out of their 15-man squad for a one-day international series in South Africa to manage the seamer's workload, the country's cricket board said on Friday. The selectors had retained 11 members from the...
by CNews on Dec 28, 2012

Mercury drops as dusty winds lash Karachi

Web Desk KARACHI: Cold and dusty winds have been lashing Karachi for since Thursday night, further dropping the mercury, SAMAA reported. The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) said on Friday that the dusty winds are travelling from Quetta to Kara...
by CNews on Dec 27, 2012

Pakistan supports Kabul Ulema Conference: Khar

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan supported the Ulema Conference being held in Kabul in the beginning of next year, as Federal Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Friday that Pakistan will play its due role of a coordinator for peace process in...
by CNews on Nov 30, 2012

Motorbike banned in Hyderabad

Web Desk HYDERABAD: Sindh Home department has imposed a ban on use of motorbike in Hyderabad till Ashura as a security measure, SAMAA reported. SSP Hyderabad told SAMAA that motorcycles were used in most of the sabotage incidents; therefore, the use...
by CNews on Nov 23, 2012

California teen steps into rattlesnake nest, survives

CALIFORNIA: A teenage California girl searching for a cell phone signal to call her mother in a rural area outside San Diego inadvertently stepped into a nest of rattlesnakes and was bitten six times, but survived. The 16-year-old, Vera Oliphant, spe...
by CNews on Nov 10, 2012

Govt bound to obey court orders in Asghar Khan case: Khosa

Staff Report LAHORE: Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khosa said on Friday that the federal government is bound to abide by Supreme Court orders it issued in Asghar Ali Khan case regarding distribution of funds by military officers, SAMAA reported. ̶...
by CNews on Nov 9, 2012

Malala recovering fast in UK – father

BIRMINGHAM: The father of a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the the Taliban for advocating girls' education said on Friday his daughter was recovering fast in the British hospital where she is undergoing treatment. Malala Yousufzai was flo...
by CNews on Oct 26, 2012

Merkel says EU bank supervisor to be built in 2013

BRUSSELS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that a single European banking supervisor would be built up in the course of next year and must be completed before euro zone rescue funds may directly recapitalize troubled banks. "We give our...
by CNews on Oct 19, 2012

State Bank cuts discount rate by 150bps to 10.5pc

KARACHI: Yaseen Anwar, governor State Bank of Pakistan, said on Friday that the central bank has decided to cut key interest rate by 150 bps to 10.50 percent effective from Monday, SAMAA reports.
by CNews on Jan 1, 1970

Canada pipeline delays won't stop China investment

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Delays in building pipelines to carry oil from the oil sands of Alberta to Canada's West Coast for shipment to Asia should not squelch a boom in investments in the country's energy resources by Chinese companies,...
by CNews on Jan 1, 1970

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